TURKISH COURT RULES DINK CASE AS 'INEFFECTIVE INQUIRY'

Anadolu Agency (AA), Turkey
July 17, 2014 Thursday

The court decided unanimously that the rights of the Dink family were
violated due to an "ineffective investigation."

Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled the 2007 murder case of Turkish
Armenian writer, Hrant Dink, an "ineffective investigation" on
Thursday.

Ogun Samast murdered Turkish Armenian journalist Hrant Dink in January
2007 claiming Dink insulted "Turkishness". Dink was editor-in-chief
of the bilingual Turkish-Armenian newspaper Agos and was considered
among the most prominent Armenian voices in Turkey.

The court decided unanimously that the rights of the Dink family were
violated due to an "ineffective investigation."

The wife of Dink, Rakel, the deceased's brother Orhan, and his children
Delal, Arat, and Sera appealed individually to the Constitutional
Court, showing reason they were not keep up to date with the progress
of the legal investigation.

Dink's killer, Samast, was jailed for 22 years in 2011. Police
investigations following his capture, however, revealed a possible
link to an ultra-nationalist organization.